Ronald Frederick COXON OAM, passed away on Saturday 18 May 2019, aged 77 years

Ron was born on 16 November 1941. Just prior to his 21st birthday he joined the CMF and was posted to 13 Field Regiment LAD (presumably in South Australia). Eighteen months later Ron enlisted in the Australian Regular Army and after the normal stint at 1 RTB he was posted to 1 Medium Workshop (1963/64). Ron was posted to 1st Armoured Regiment LAD in December 1964 and remained until July 1970 when he was posted to 102 Field Workshop in South Vietnam. During his time in the Regiment Ron was an active member of the LAD Aussie rules team. On 1st May 1971 Ssgt Coxon marched into 106 Field Workshops (still in SVN) but this does not appear in the official records until August 1971. Ron returned

Colin Jeffrey FILTNESS passed away 31 May 2019 aged 81 years

Colin was born on 3 March 1938 and joined the army on 29 April 1955 at 17 years of age. After recruit training (at Kapooka) Colin was posted to the 1st Armoured Regiment as a tank driver (Centurion) – perhaps not a typical tank driver at a height of 6 foot 3 inches! Colin had a major motor bike accident and spent around 18 months in hospital recuperating. No longer able to drive, Colin spent some time in gunnery before being retrained as a cook. Colin was discharged in Apr 1958. Colin had an impact on many he met often being described as a very gentle giant. In Civilian Street Colin worked in the prison system and was highly regarded. In later years Colin undertook research to locate all

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